Help Support Our Newest Exhibition By Donating Today!

You can help Wethersfield Historical Society reach our funding goal for the newest exhibition Castle on the Cove: Connecticut State Prison and Wethersfield by donating. To date, we are only about $5,000 away from our budget goal and an anonymous donor has pledged to match donation we receive toward our budget goal! Every dollar you donate will be doubled and as always, your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Donate today online or send a check made out to WHS to 150 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 clearly marked in the memo “Donate to Prison Exhibit.” Thank you. We would like to thank the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Farmington Bank Community Foundation for their generous funding.

Castle on the Cove: CT State Prison and Wethersfield exhibit to open
The newest exhibition at the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is all about the Connecticut State Prison while in Wethersfield. Come to the opening on Wednesday, September 17th 7-8:30pm or view the exhibition our during our regular schedule starting September 18th. View a reconstructed prison cell and explore the history of this state institution.  Check out more information here!

Historical Society Happy Hour on September 30th

Come join us for the Historical Society Happy Hour with special guest Karin Peterson, Museum Director for the State Historic Preservation Office, on September 30th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill! Historical Society Happy Hour is a new informal gathering of young professionals who enjoy history and the Wethersfield community to converse with an interesting guest. All bar tabs and bills will be provided separately. No need to RSVP, just show up!

Join Us for the 33rd Annual Wethersfield Craft Fair on October 4th!n119649941385491_5032
The 33rd Annual Fall Craft Fair will be here before we know it. You’re all invited to come to this outstanding show at Cove Park on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your friends and relatives and get those shopping lists ready. For more information please visit the events page!